72-09-38 Charity Hall

72-09-38 Charity Hall (HM29A6)

Location: Fairmount Heights, MD 20743 Prince George's County
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N 38° 53.898', W 76° 54.77'

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715 61st Avenue

—Documented Property, Built c. 1908 —

Charity Hall, although drastically altered from its original form, is an important historic feature of the Fairmount Heights community. The main block of the building was constructed by the Fairmount Heights Mutual Improvement Company to serve as a public hall for religious, charitable, and social functions. The Mutual Improvement Company was organized by architect William Pittman. In 1908, the company purchased two unimproved lots on Chapel Avenue, now 61st Avenue and erected the main part of the building following Pittman's design. The building briefly housed the Fairmount Methodist Church and served as the public school until 1912. In 1924, two additional lots were purchased by Malkiah Charity, one of the original directors of the Mutual Improvement Company. The hall suffered serious damage by fire and was rebuilt in the 1960's. In recent years, the building has been enlarged by both a tear wing and two asymmetrical additions.

Funded By The Maryland Department Of Housing And Community Development.
Sponsored By The Mayor And Town Council Of Fairmount Heights. 2016
HM NumberHM29A6
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Date Added Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 334120 N 4307230
Decimal Degrees38.89830000, -76.91283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.898', W 76° 54.77'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 53.88" N, 76° 54' 46.2" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 715 61st Ave, Fairmount Heights MD 20743, US
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